Junked Vehicles

What is a junked motor vehicle? By definition of the ordinance, any of the following vehicles that do not display a current license plate are considered junked: (1) partially dismantled or wrecked; (2) cannot be self-propelled or moved in the manner in which it originally was intended to move; or (3) is more than five years old and appears to be worth less than $500. What if I have a junked motor vehicle located on my private property? One junked motor vehicle is allowed to be stored in the rear yard if it is concealed by an approved covering. Multiple junked vehicles can be stored in a garage or building that provides complete enclosure. Otherwise the vehicle shall be removed from the property. What is consider a motor vehicle? All machines designed or intended to travel over land by self-propulsion or while attached to any self-propelled vehicle including cars, trucks, campers, trailers, boats, etc. What if I fail to comply with this ordinance? The junked motor vehicle will be removed from the property by a towing company contracted by the City. Does this apply to abandoned or junked vehicles located on public streets? No, please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at 704-734-0444 concerning those vehicles.

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